The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of residents and GI trainees. ACG 2022 includes elements designed with this aim in mind. The College assists trainees and residents as they prepare for their future in gastroenterology through special offerings at ACG 2022. Plus, there is an opportunity for those in training programs to showcase their knowledge by competing in GI Jeopardy and the EndoTitans Hands-on Challenge.
Navigating, Networking, and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop
Friday, October 21 | 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program for both men and women geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned. Click here to view the agenda.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided. To register, please visit the ACG 2022 registration page.
Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 22 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared toward residents, trainees and junior faculty who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology. This program is free for ACG 2022 attendees .
Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please visit the ACG Registration Desk at the Charlotte Convention Center.
GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 22 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
GI Jeopardy will return in 2022! To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.
The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at ACG 2022. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Past GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.
Sunday, October 23 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
Once again, a special luncheon program exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered during the Postgraduate Course. This year's lunch topic is "Life After Training: Choosing Your Path After Fellowship." Enjoy this session reconnecting with colleagues and interacting directly with our panel of ACG leaders. Don't delay, as this luncheon sells out every year.
This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $25. To register, please visit the ACG 2022 registration page.
Hands-on Workshop Center - Resident-only Sessions
Sunday, October 23 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, October 24 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Monday, October 24 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Residents will be able to get hands-on endoscope training in our Residents-only training sessions. Experts will be available to guide residents on the use of the scopes as they navigate tasks using the Thompson Endoscopic Skills Trainer (T.E.S.T).
EndoTitans Hands-on Challenge
Sunday, October 23 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
The EndoTitans Challenge is an opportunity for fellows to demonstrate both their knowledge and technical abilities in endoscopy. The challenge begins over the summer with a preliminary knowledge round open to all second and third-year fellows. The top scoring fellows from each year are then invited to participate in a skills challenge. Winners will take home both bragging rights and a travel grant for ACG 2023. Join us in the Hands-on Workshop Center of the Exhibit Hall to cheer on the competitors.
Hands-on Workshop Center - Trainee-only Sessions
Monday, October 24 | 7:45 am – 9:30 am
The always-popular FREE Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center sessions will again be offered in the Exhibit Hall. Expert faculty will demonstrate techniques using a wide variety of equipment and products. Attendees will then have an opportunity to practice using the equipment. Pre-registration for these trainee-only sessions is required. Trainees are also welcome to participate in any of the hands-on sessions being offered on Sunday – Tuesday.
Residents Session: Navigating the GI Match - Tips and Tricks for Applicants
Monday, October 24 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The American College of Gastroenterology is introducing a special session for internal medicine residents who are interested in pursuing a career in gastroenterology. Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship continues to be one of the most competitive internal medicine subspecialities. This session will focus on answering questions that prospective GI fellowship applicants may have. In addition, a panel of GI fellowship program directors and current GI fellows will share their experiences and tips regarding the application process.
This free session is open to all residents attending the Annual Meeting. No pre-registration is required.
How to Get Published: An ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Tuesday, October 25 | 7:30 am – 8:15 am
ACG’s journal editors frequently receive questions about how best to get published, how they assess submissions, and how to best format a manuscript. In this session, the editors reveal answers to the “Top 10 Questions” they receive about the publication process and share pearls of wisdom about what works—and what doesn’t work—when submitting papers for publication. If you want to start or improve your publishing career, then don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear directly from the editors who are eager to help! Free and open to all attendees.